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Heritage Music flute and whistle roll up

I just got a really great padded roll up bag for my penny whistles and flute from Heritage Music ( It's their item # 140729685585, Whistle, Flute, Quena bag roll up. I have no connection to Heritage Music but I've looked long and hard for a bag like this and this one fits the bill, very well made, black on the outside but a lovely, muted plaid on the inside. They also sell flutes, penny whistles, harps and lord knows what…


Added by Richard Sutor on June 17, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Linnd violin shoulder rest review

The Linnd shoulder rest ( may be too modern looking for some traditional fiddlers but if they reject it for that reason they’re missing a great product. An interesting part of the design is a transverse bar between the fiddle and the section that fits on your shoulder, the bar takes a lot of stress off the fiddle compared to the death grip that most other rests…


Added by Richard Sutor on December 27, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Types of music -- maybe not quite true but pretty funny.

Old Time and Celtic songs are about whiskey, food and struggle. Bluegrass songs are about God, mother and the girl who did me wrong. If the girl isn't dead by the third verse, it ain't Bluegrass. If everyone dies, its Celtic.

Old Time and Celtic bands have nonsense names like Flogging Molly, Fruit Jar Drinkers and Skillet Lickers while Bluegrass bands have serious gender-specific name like Bluegrass Boys, Clinch Mountain Boys and Backwoods Babes.

The most common Old Time keys…


Added by Richard Sutor on December 11, 2011 at 22:52 — No Comments

The Saturday slow session at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City

This from Riyaz Shaikh reporting on the Saturday slow session at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City:

Hi folks,

We had a good session last saturday, with a surprisingly big turnout (even though the 7 train wasnt running). There were some familiar faces and munchies as well (almost seemed like the monthly CCE sunday session they have downstairs).


There's been a good mix of beginner and experienced…


Added by Richard Sutor on November 10, 2011 at 11:22 — No Comments

New Manhattan Upper West Side session

This from Caitlin Warbelow: 

I'll be running a new session on the upper west side of Manhattan starting next Thursday (November 10th).  It will be at a pub called Soldier McGee's (83rd and Amsterdam) and will run from 9pm-12am.  The level of the session will be advanced, but I encourage you all to come out to listen and also sit down for a tune if you'd like to!  I will be having different leaders each week (i.e., I will not be there every week), so you'll get to hear a…


Added by Richard Sutor on November 4, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments

New York Irish Arts Center Film Series

The New York Irish Arts Center Film Series is showing Beautiful People, a documentary about 10 members of the longest running traditional Irish music group in NYC, on October 6 at 7pm. The evening will combine the screening and a live seisúin. Admission: $10 general / $8 member. More info at…


Added by Richard Sutor on September 21, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

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